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Grounding and Lightning Protection in Vaisala Outdoor Installations Technical Reference

Document code
M211786EN
Revision
B
Language
English (United States)
Product
RME111
RWS200
AWS310-SITE
AWS430
RWCC
AWS310
FOC201
Document type
User guide

Bonding means connecting system structures and enclosures together galvanically to maintain an equal electrical potential between the electrically conductive parts of a system. Bonding increases electrical safety and minimizes differential voltages.

Sometimes grounding is difficult or impossible to arrange so bonding is used instead. This applies, for example, to locations with extremely low soil conductivity (for example very dry locations) and Antarctica where the closest distance to soil is 2 km (1.24 mi) downwards, through the ice.